Refe and Susan Tuma devote the whole November to convincing their children that their plastic dinosaurs come to life while they sleep. They do it by posing the dinos doing various (sometimes destructive) things in the house. Like raiding the fruit bowl…
…or tearing down toilet paper…
Mr. Tuma explains their motivation:
“Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.
“Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.”
More power to these parents!
(See also the article & slideshow on Yahoo News.)